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    U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating


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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    I think it may be time to:

    1) train new drone operators.

    2) change our radio frequences.

    3) upgrade the piloting software.

    Two drones falling out of the sky into the wrong hands is too much for me! We're not talking about a simple glider here, folks. These drone aircraft cost MILLIONS! And for even one to fall into enemy hands not because it was shot down but because "it went rogue" or had some unknown "malfunction" that sent it off course is too much for me.

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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Oh my goodness...now former VP Cheney (aka, Tricky Dick 2) has put his in the mix on the downed drone now held by Iran saying Pres. Obama should have launched a missle strike and destroyed it from the air. While I agree with him in theory, he has to know that all such an act would have done was give Iran a reason to claim that the U.S. has launched an offensive missle strike against them. Thus, giving Iran their "just cause" to declare war against the U.S.

    I swear, the neo-cons never fail to miss a beat do they?

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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    On the topic of the drone that was shot down in Iran before; we would have shot an enemy drone invading our airspace in a heartbeat. Just saying
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Chaz,

    Not sure we would have shot it down, but if we could have jammed its radio frequencey to bring it down, yes...absolutely.

    Here's another report out of Iran on the downed drone, this time it's from Ahmadinejad himself proclaiming "Iran can now 'control' the aircraft". Based on the article, I assume by "control" he means fly the drone. That wouldn't surprise me. It's a radio-controlled plane. Find the right frequency and you can pilot the darn thing. I'm not worried about them being able to pilot the drone. I worry about the intel Iran might gain from it or their ability to reverse engineer it. But flying it...not a problem. And if that's the best they can do as far as what info they've been able to get from it, I say our military secrets are still pretty much secure.

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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I think it may be time to:

    1) train new drone operators.

    2) change our radio frequences.

    3) upgrade the piloting software.

    Two drones falling out of the sky into the wrong hands is too much for me! We're not talking about a simple glider here, folks. These drone aircraft cost MILLIONS! And for even one to fall into enemy hands not because it was shot down but because "it went rogue" or had some unknown "malfunction" that sent it off course is too much for me.
    it's definitely time to install a working self destruct on these things. i find it incredible that this doesn't seem to be a current feature. what are they thinking?

    two drones going down in two weeks is also not a good sign.

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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Helix,

    Totally agree! A little C-4 on a hot switch goes a long way.

    Anyway, here's another article on how the drone may have been forced down by radio jamming...FYI.

    Downed US drone: How Iran caught the 'beast' - CSMonitor.com

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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Chaz,

    Not sure we would have shot it down, but if we could have jammed its radio frequencey to bring it down, yes...absolutely.

    Here's another report out of Iran on the downed drone, this time it's from Ahmadinejad himself proclaiming "Iran can now 'control' the aircraft". Based on the article, I assume by "control" he means fly the drone. That wouldn't surprise me. It's a radio-controlled plane. Find the right frequency and you can pilot the darn thing. I'm not worried about them being able to pilot the drone. I worry about the intel Iran might gain from it or their ability to reverse engineer it. But flying it...not a problem. And if that's the best they can do as far as what info they've been able to get from it, I say our military secrets are still pretty much secure.
    Let him go ahead and try.....it'll make our day.
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I think it may be time to:

    1) train new drone operators.

    2) change our radio frequences.

    3) upgrade the piloting software.

    Two drones falling out of the sky into the wrong hands is too much for me! We're not talking about a simple glider here, folks. These drone aircraft cost MILLIONS! And for even one to fall into enemy hands not because it was shot down but because "it went rogue" or had some unknown "malfunction" that sent it off course is too much for me.
    We've lost plenty of helicopters and personnel that cost far more. It's a war.
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Saw this on Michaelsavage.com yesterday...why we don't have a destruct button is beyond me...they have it in the movies, maybe the military should go to the movies to take lessons.

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